Dr Hyojin Park PhD

Dr Hyojin Park

School of Psychology
Birmingham Fellow

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Hyojin Park is an expert on neural oscillatory mechanisms associated with human speech and memory. Her PhD work focused on the functional role of brain oscillations and how they support network interactions (cross-frequency coupling) in attention and memory. Her current research is focused on the topic of audiovisual speech processing, integration, and communication.

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  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)
  • BA in Psychology (Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea)


Dr Hyojin Park completed a PhD on Cognitive Neuroscience at the Seoul National University, South Korea. Subsequently she worked as a Research Associate in the lab of Professor Joachim Gross and Professor Gregor Thut at the School of Psychology/Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology/Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) at the University of Glasgow before taking up the post of Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

Postgraduate supervision

Highly motivated PhD students and postdoctoral scientists are welcome to join Dr Park’s research group. Please feel free to contact to discuss further: H.Park@bham.ac.uk


Research Group

Neural Oscillations in Multisensory Communication

Research Interests

Dr Hyojin Park’s current research is to understand neural oscillatory mechanisms of audiovisual (AV) speech processing, integration, and human communication using brain imaging techniques focusing on MEG. This technique optimally captures the temporal dynamics in the human brain. Her approach is also concerned with merging different modalities such as MEG and TMS to causally understand the role of brain oscillations by entrainment.

Neural oscillatory mechanisms in

  • Speech Entrainment
  • Speech Perception and Production
  • AudioVisual Speech Integration
  • Human Communication 

Techniques and Approaches

  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Brain Network Analysis
  • Information Theory Approach 

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Park H, Ince RAA, Schyns PG, Thut G, Gross J (2018) Representational interactions during audiovisual speech entrainment: Redundancy in left posterior superior temporal gyrus and synergy in left motor cortex. PLoS Biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2006558

Park H, Thut G, Gross J (2018) Predictive entrainment of natural speech through two fronto-motor top-down channels. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2018.1506589

Hahm J, Lee H, Park H, Kang E, Kim YK, Chung CK, Kang H, Lee DS (2017) Gating of memory encoding of time-delayed cross-frequency MEG networks revealed by graph filtration based on persistent homology. Scientific Reports 7:41592.

Jensen O, Spaak E, Park H (2016) Discriminating Valid from Spurious Indices of Phase-Amplitude Coupling. eNeuro 3.

Park H, Kayser C, Thut G, Gross J (2016) Lip movements entrain the observers' low-frequency brain oscillations to facilitate speech intelligibility. eLife 5:e14521.

Park H, Lee DS, Kang E, Kang H, Hahm J, Kim JS, Chung CK, Jiang H, Gross J, Jensen O (2016) Formation of visual memories controlled by gamma power phase-locked to alpha oscillations. Scientific Reports 6:28092.

Park H, Ince RAA, Schyns PG, Thut G, Gross J (2015) Frontal top-down signals increase coupling of auditory low-frequency oscillations to continuous speech in human listeners. Current Biology 25:1649-1653.

Park H, Lee DS, Kang E, Kang H, Hahm J, Kim JS, Chung CK, Jensen O (2014) Blocking of irrelevant memories by posterior alpha activity boosts memory encoding. Human Brain Mapping 35:3972-3987.

Park H (2013) Top-down inhibitory influence on memory by posterior alpha oscillation: An MEG study. PhD Thesis. Seoul National University.

Park H, Kang E, Kang H, Kim JS, Jensen O, Chung CK, Lee DS (2011) Cross-frequency power correlations reveal the right superior temporal gyrus as a hub region during working memory maintenance. Brain Connectivity 1:460-472.

Lee DS, Kang H, Kim H, Park H, Oh JS, Lee JS, Lee MC (2008) Metabolic connectivity by interregional correlation analysis using statistical parametric mapping (SPM) and FDG brain PET; methodological development and patterns of metabolic connectivity in adults. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 35:1681-1691.

Lee SY, Kang E, Kim JS, Lee SK, Kang H, Park H, Kim SH, Lee SH, Chung CK (2006) Language lateralization using Magnetoencephalography (MEG): A preliminary study. Journal of Korean Society for Clinical Neurophysiology 8:163-170.

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